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Saturday, August 8, 2015

Guacamolé ~ Marley Thomas ~ Phil & Suzanne Santisteven ~ Musashi ~ Zucchini Dogs & Zucchini Cakes


Good 52º clear sunny morning.
 
Yesterday probably topped out about 92º. Stayed clear from smoke here in Rogue River and in Grants Pass.
 
I forgot yesterday was 8-7 and 8+7=15.  
 
This cracked me up:

So did this:

Hi to all you guys at Ace in Rogue River!!!! 

 
Breakfast yesterday was white cheddar rice cakes with some guacamolé I got at Costco in the refrigerated section. This is made by www.GoodFoods.com and it comes in a carton of 12 individual containers...


Can't you just taste it!

Breakfast!

This has to be some of the best guacamolé I have ever eaten! Beats most homemade or restaurant made! Really. I am an avocado aficionado having grown up in So. Cal, having a giant multi-grafted variety avocado tree in our backyard, and just loving avocados! This product is gluten free, no artificial colors or ingredients, and made in the USA! Made with Hass Avocados, tomatoes, red onion, jalapeño peppers, cilantro, lime juice, and sea salt. It's chunky. Mmmmmmmm
It is sold at Wal-Mart, Costco, and Albertson's. (don't know if Haggen sells it though, since they took over Albertson's)
 
Today is a special birthday.. my friend/hairdresser Leah Thomas's daughter Marley is celebrating #15! HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARLEY!!!


 
Today is a special anniversary.... Phil and Suzanne Santisteven (both ret LASD). HAPPY ANNIVERSARY KIDS!!!  (Phil worked at Lakewood and Avalon...probably other places too. Suz worked at Lakewood when I was there.)
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Historically this date..............
1908 – Wilbur Wright makes his first flight at a racecourse at Le Mans, France. It is the Wright Brothers' first public flight.
2008 – The 2008 Summer Olympics officially opened with the opening ceremony atNational StadiumBeijingChina.


And births this date include....
1921 – Esther Williams, American actress and swimmer (d.2013)
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1922 – Rory Calhoun, American actor (d. 1999)
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1937 – Dustin Hoffman, American actor
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1938 – Connie Stevens, American singer and actress
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1949 – Keith Carradine, American actor
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Yesterday was a relaxing one. I met up with Jennifer, Micol, and Bob at Musashi for lunch.
Haven't had Japanese in a while. First we all had hot saké.

Then Jennifer and I each had some chardonnay.
My lunch was the "surf and turf" roll: Shrimp tempura, real crab, asparagus, grilled beef, wasabi mayo, sesame, and sauce. YUMMMMM.. (one piece missing..I gave it to Micol!)
Bob & Micol shared the 'Rolling Thunder' roll: Deep fried fish tempura, cream cheese, jalapeño, white tuna, wasabi mayo, tobiko (flying fish roe), and sesame. They shared a piece and WOW it was spicy! GOOD!
Jennifer had an albacor hand roll and a salad. The salad had a funny name... Poki Salad? Something like that. I remember mentioning 'The Hokey Pokey'.... anyway, a salad made with seaweed, calamari, avocado, and onion.   
Hi chef!
We sat there and gabbed and ate for 2 hours! Nice. 
 
Later it was chair time and wine and TV. I watched a Hallmark movie, 'Back To You And Me' with Lisa Hartman, Dale Midkiff, and Rue McClanahan. http://www.hallmarkchannel.com/back-to-you-me
 
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Saturday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
August 8th
National Zucchini Day

Thursday I watched part of the Rachael Ray show. She made a stuffed zucchini dish ... recipe given to her by an Egyptian taxi driver in Cleveland.
Sounds really good. Also what about this:

A zucchini hot dog. I'd use only part of a zucchini, cutting off a piece and scooping it out so it's an open-faced hot dog and the zucchini hole is deeper. Also as in RR's recipe, roast the zucchini first. Coat with olive oil, add sea salt and pepper, roast 400º 10-12 minutes. Use hot dogs or Aidells Sausage (so many flavors!) http://www.aidells.com/products
 
or.... how about ZUCCHINI CAKES:

   
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2 cups grated zucchini (this is approximately 2 5-inch zucchinis)
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup chopped green onions
1/4 cup fresh parsley
1 egg
1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
non-stick cooking spray
sour cream & lemon wedges (optional)
 
Combine all ingredients (except sour cream and lemon wedges) in the bowl of a food processor or blender. Process  until well blended.
Pour batter into medium bowl and set aside.
Heat small skillet over low heat 1 minute, light spray with cooking spray.
Spoon 2 tablespoons of batter into skillet.
Cook 1-2 minutes each side.
Serve with sour cream and lemon wedge.